Synonyms for annoy

Grammar : Verb
Spell : uh-noi
Phonetic Transcription : əˈnɔɪ

Top 10 synonyms for annoy Other synonyms for the word annoy

Définition of annoy

Origin :
  • late 13c., from Anglo-French anuier, Old French enoiier, anuier "to weary, vex, anger; be troublesome or irksome to," from Late Latin inodiare "make loathsome," from Latin (esse) in odio "(it is to me) hateful," ablative of odium "hatred" (see odium). Earliest form of the word in English was as a noun, c.1200, "feeling of irritation, displeasure, distaste." Related: Annoyed; annoying; annoyingly. Middle English also had annoyful and annoyous (both late 14c.).
  • verb irritate, upset
Example sentences :
  • Would he annoy her, enrage her perhaps, or even worse, tire her?
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • The other boys did attempt it, however, simply to tease and annoy the fiery Corsican.
  • Extract from : « The Boy Life of Napoleon » by Eugenie Foa
  • Something in his brother's meditative back seemed to annoy him.
  • Extract from : « The Coryston Family » by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • Nothing has been said, nothing happened; no one has dared to say or do anything to annoy you?
  • Extract from : « Vivian Grey » by Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
  • He smiled as it occurred to him how easily he could annoy Ingram by marrying Helen.
  • Extract from : « Cleo The Magnificent » by Louis Zangwill
  • The power men possess to annoy me I give them by a weak curiosity.
  • Extract from : « Essays, First Series » by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Mr. Moore would never print anything which could annoy you or any one.
  • Extract from : « The Prisoner » by Alice Brown
  • But cocoa you might drink a gallon a day and annoy no one but yourself!
  • Extract from : « The Foundations (Fourth Series Plays) » by John Galsworthy
  • This did not annoy him so much as the conviction that she had managed to scratch his face abundantly.
  • Extract from : « A Set of Six » by Joseph Conrad
  • As if they had laid a plot to vex and annoy me, Clementine had made room for him.
  • Extract from : « The Memoires of Casanova, Complete » by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

Antonyms for annoy

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